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Minimum Death Rates and Maximum Life Expectancy: The Role of Concordant Ages

Canudas Romo, Vladimir; Booth, Heather; Bergeron-Boucher, Marie-Pier


Only five populations have achieved maximum life expectancy (or best practice population) more than occasionally since 1900. The aim of this article is to understand how maximum life expectancy is achieved in the context of mortality transition. We explore this aim using the concepts of potential life expectancy, based on minimum rates at each age among all high longevity populations, and concordant ages. Concordant ages are defined as ages at which the minimum death rate occurs in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-02-13
Type: Journal article
Source: North American Actuarial Journal
DOI: 10.1080/10920277.2018.1519448


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